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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the whole picture; you should visit the archaeological museum in Syracuse to find out what the entire structure looked like.
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Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must see attraction. The Temple dates back to the beginning of the 6th century BC. It's the most ancient Doric temple in Sicily. There are cafe's, restaurants, shops and the nearby fish market - nearby. Also, a bank. It's located in sunny Piazza Pancali...More

Thank veegee123
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Sadly there isn't much left of the Temple, but its proximity to the fish market makes it a good place to sit for a while and dream with your paper cone of octopus and calamari. Basically it is just a grassy park with a few...More

Thank Danubegal
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Saw the remains of this temple during our tour of Ortigia. Not the most impressive of ancient ruins and not a great deal to see.

Thank CallumJohnB
Reviewed 28 November 2017

The Temple of Apollo is one of the most important ancient Greek monuments in Sicily and can be found on Ortygia in front of the Piazza Pancali just a short stroll from the bridge to the island. Mostly ruined these days although a significant number...More

Thank TimWandMelG
Reviewed 20 November 2017

this is a small area just over the bridge entering Ortigia. You need to know what you are looking at - some basic history of Ancient Greeks and buildings. Otherwise you are just looking at another heap of broken columns.

Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great location in the center of town but there is no there there. Some stones and columns. And a fence around it with ramshackle markets and apartment buildings to set it off on two sides, a cafe on the other. The fourth has a bank....More

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

yet another impressive set of ancient ruins one of many on this island but it needs some TLC around the ruins itself it looks like it needs a good clean up of general rubbish that lies on the site

Thank Tripmonkey00
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were staying very near to the Temple so got to enjoy this view every day. Could benefit from more lighting in an evening but still and lovely place to sit and ponder, oh and people watch lol.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 8 October 2017

right in the middle of the town close to the market is this magnificent temple, first of the great Doric Temples built in Sicily in the 7th or 6th century BCIncredibly well preserved and if you are on the island of Ortigia you can't help...More

Thank olive c
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The ruins are nice but there is not much left of it. It's worth seeing. Could be nice with better signs and explanations of apollo and the temple.

Thank Jesper S
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